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24 November: Northland win Auckland 7s
With a convincing performance in the final, the Northland Rugby Union was crowned 2013 Auckland 7s Cup winner today defeating North Harbour 34-10 in the final.Wellington beat Counties Manukau 19-14 in the playoff for third and fourth in the Cup, reversing a 10-28 defeat to them on the opening day Pool match on day one.North Harbour club champions Silverdale won the Plate Final, defeating Host Northcote 17-12. The Auckland Marist club won the women's division on Saturday.
24 November: Canterbury win South Island 7s
The Canterbury men’s and women’s teams won their respective divisions of the South Island 7s tournament at Timaru yesterday. Results from the tournament:
16 November: Hamilton Marist win Waikato Club Sevens
Final results from the Waikato Club Sevens played today:
14 November: Vote for the Try of the Year
For the first time in the awards' history, fans will get a say in deciding some of the best rugby action from 2013. An online poll is now open for fans to select the SKY Fans Try of the Year. Voting closes 25 November with the winning try announced on the night of the New Zealand Rugby Steinlager Awards night on 5 December.
10 November: Otahuhu win Auckland Club Sevens
Otahuhu won the Auckland Club Sevens title, beating Papatoetoe 19-17 in the Cup final, after trailing at halftime. Otahuhu won after finishing second in their Pool and beating Marist and Manukau in their first two knockout matches. Waitemata beat Ponsonby in the Plate final.
6 November : All Blacks Sevens contracted players
The following 17 players have been contracted to play for the All Blacks Sevens over the next year:
Tomasi Cama* (Manawatu); Scott Curry* (tba); Ambrose Curtis (Wellington); Sam Dickson* (Canterbury); DJ Forbes* (Counties Manukau); Bryce Heem (Tasman); Ben Lam (Auckland); Mark Jackman (Canterbury); Gillies Kaka* (Hawke’s Bay); Marty McKenzie (Southland); Tim Mikkelson* (Waikato); Waisake Naholo (Taranaki); Declan O’Donnell (Waikato); David Raikuna* (North Harbour); Lote Raikabula* (Wellington); Sherwin Stowers (Counties Manukau); Joe Webber (Waikato) *specialist sevens players
Four additional players will be contracted by early next year as part of the All Blacks Sevens Wider Training Group.The All Blacks Sevens next play at the Dubai Sevens 29-30 November which is the second tournament in the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series. The All Blacks Sevens currently lead the series having won the opening Gold Coast Sevens event last month.
4 November: Nelson College win Tasman Club Sevens title
Nelson College claimed the Tasman Club Sevens title, beating Nelson RFC 50-5 in the Cup final. Nelson College won all six games in the tournament, wing Quade Dearman scoring four tries in the final. Nelson College previously won the Tasman Secondary Schools tournament and will represent the region at the upcoming national Condor 7s tournament. Marist came from behind to beat Waimea 20-12 in the women’s final.
Congratulations to the following teams who will represent their regions in the BNZ Condor 7s at the end of November.
Mount Albert Grammar School were winners in both the boys and girls divisions.
Rotorua Boys' High School beat Gisborne BHS in extra time 24-19. Opitiki College took out the girls final beating Rotorua GHS 19-5
Club 7s held at the start of January 2014 at Blake Park, Mount Manganui
St Peter's Cambridge won the open boys divisionHamilton Girls' High School won the open girls division
WRU Club Sevens Championship is on 16 November.
Francis Douglas beat Wanganui High School 25-10 and New Plymouth Girls' High School beat Opunake High School 57-7 in their finals.
Palmerston North Boys' High School beat Feilding 33-19
Feidiing beat Paraparaumu 72-0 in the girls
Scots College beat Silverstream 31-12
Wellington East won the girls section beating St Catherines 10-0
St Thomas of Canterbury College beat Christchurch BHS 29-5 in the boys final and Lincoln HS beat Hillmorton HS 14-12 in the girls final.
Southland BHS beat St Peter's 51-0 in the boys final.
The third and final 7s tournament is to be held this weekend at the Moerewa RFC
Silverdale win North Harbour Club Sevens
Silverdale beat Glenfield 33-15 in the Cup final of the North Harbour Club Sevens on Saturday 2 November. Massey (1) beat Helensville 29-10 in the U20 final and East Coast Bays beat Glenfield 34-5 in the Women's final.
1 November: Cook Islands Men’s Sevens TeamAny players interested in trialling for the 2014 Cook Island's Men's Sevens Team need to and attend the upcoming NZ trial, which is at the Manukau Rovers RC in Auckland on 1 December. From these trials a 2014 squad of 28 players will be selected to prepare for the IRB World Series Qualifying Tournament - Hong Kong 7s (March 2014), the Commonwealth Games - Glasgow, Scotland (July 2014), the Oceania Sevens Tournament - Papua New Guinea (Sept/Oct 2014) and the IRB Gold Coast Sevens - Australia (Oct 2014). Email Chad@twintraining.co.nz to register.
27 October: South Canterbury win Lochore Cup
Home side South Canterbury overcame defending Heartland Championship Lochore Cup champions to win today’s final 17-10.
Played in strong winds, South Canterbury battled to victory on the back of a committed forwards effort and the boot of fullback Liam Edwards who scored all 17 points including the match winning penalty in the dying minutes. Buller scored a try on halftime and led 10-5 at the turnaround, but South Canterbury overtook them in the second half with the wind at their backs.
26 October: Mid Canterbury win Meads Cup finalMid Canterbury held off a stiff challenge from North Otago to capture the 2013 Meads Cup this afternoon. Top qualifiers from the round-robin, Mid Canterbury defeated North Otago 26-20 in a very strong wind at the Ashburton Showgrounds.
26 October: Auckland clinch Women’s NPCThe Auckland Storm retained their grip on the Women’s NPC competition, beating Canterbury 20-10 in this evening’s final at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
23 September: To listen to our audio review of the weekend's Women's NPC and Heartland Championship go here
20 September: Audio Preview for games tomorrow
To listen to our audio preview of the rugby being played on Saturday 21 September, featuring Round 5 of the Heartland Championship and Round 3 of the Women's NPC go here
16 September: To listen to our audio review of the weekend's Women's NPC and Heartland Championship go here
8 September: To listen to the audio round-up of the third round of Heartland Championship and the first round of Women's NPC matches go here
7 September Teamlists and Audio Preview
To view the teamlists for the first round of Women's NPC matches and third round of Heartland Championship matches click on the Heartland Championship and Women's NPC Draws & Results and Points Tables link above.
To listen to our audio preview of today's matches go here
3 September: First XV national rugby and Heartland Championship Round 2 podcasts
To listen to an audio round-up of college first XV rugby around the country and some representative results for Saturday 31 August go here
To listen to an audio round-up of the second round of Heartland Championship matches on Saturday 31 August go here
31 August: Heartland Championship round 2
To listen to our Heartland Championship round 2 and regional First XV preview podcast click here
22 August: Fairfax Heartland Championship preview
Mark Geenty from Fairfax has compiled a thorough Heartland Championship preview article. Read it here
Podcast 21 August
To listen to our Heartland Championship round one preview go here
Podcast 19 August
To listen to out first podcast of the representative season go here
The final of the Hawke’s Bay Maddison Trophy at McLean Park in Napier saw top qualifier Napier Technical defeat third placed Napier Old Boys Marist 17-8.
The final of the Central Otago Premier competition at the Queenstown resulted in a 43-10 win to Maniototo over Wakatipu.
The final of Wanganui Premier competition saw Ruapehu defeat Wanganui Pirates 16-13